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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confronted daily with questions from patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their families: What should we do? Should we stay home and avoid all personal contact? I...
The mammogram is a powerful and potentially life-saving tool. In this blog, Dr. Michael Klouda, board-certified diagnostic radiologist at the UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Care Center, explains when women should start receiving mammograms and why timing is so...
Dr. David Olvera, board-certified pain management specialist at UT Health East Texas Pain Management, discusses everything you need to know about common causes and treatment for patients’ pain.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is a disease in which the cells in the body grow out of control. Second to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. There are nearly 250,000 cases of breast cancer...
There are many reasons to have your hearing evaluated by an audiologist. Hearing loss may occur as a result of genetics, aging, medication side effects, pathology of the ear, loud noise exposure, and much more. Hearing loss can happen suddenly or your hearing may...
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Blood cancers include leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. Together these account for approximately 180,000 new cancers each year in the United States. There has been dramatic improvement in the treatment and...
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10 is observed annually as World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death for people of all ages around the world; in Texas, it is the eleventh leading cause...
Staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic is extremely important for individuals older than 65. Those individuals need to be physically active, especially if they have comorbidities and chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease...
Have you wondered why or when an individual becomes addicted to opioids? Most often the addiction begins with a prescription for an opioid pain reliever.   The ultimate goal of pain management is to regain function and improve the patient’s quality of life with...
Tinnitus is a ringing, hissing, buzzing or roaring sound perceived by an individual in the absence of an actual external sound source. Though some are unbothered by tinnitus, many find it burdensome or even debilitating. Tinnitus is not a disease, but is instead a...